Velayati says will not run for president 

January 8, 2017 - 10:16

TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, has said he will not run for the post of president in the 2017 election.

Speaking to Tasnim news agency on Saturday, Velayati said, “I have no intention to participate in the electoral campaigns of 96 (2017).”

“Insha’Allah the revolution’s forces unite so that they can vote for a dutiful candidate that will step on the path to the goals of the Islamic Republic,” he said.

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